We've lived in our condo officially as a couple for over one year now.
When we moved in we had NOTHING in terms of furniture. I think I had a mattress and the Mr. had a desk chair. We've spent the last year buying furniture, art, frames, and other decor items.
I'm happy to report that in terms of major furniture/decor items we're only missing a few things. The most glaring missing item is a great piece of art over the couch.
This area is just SCREAMING for some art. So a few months ago the Mr. and I officially started our "Art Hunt."
(BTW, as soon we get the art, I'm changing out our couch pillows which I hate!)
Our wall is too big, and our ceilings are too high for a cluster of art like this:
(from The Nest)
I've thought about doing 3 panels of art like this:
(from The Nest)
But I really think our space needs one big bold piece.
I've thought about a print of old Long Beach.
But ideally I want something a bit more artistic, more modern and abstract, yet relates to the beach/water. (Note: I may want something that does not exist, ha!)
I've looked online and in some local galleries and nothing really fit. I feel kind of stuck.
Where have you bought art for your home? Have you ever commissioned a piece?
Since we're talking about home decor... a couple of months ago I "met" Mrs. Limestone when our custom blog URLs went down. But since then I have fallen in love with her blog. Her Brooklyn Limestone home is SO amazing. I just look at it and drool. It makes me want to run out tomorrow and buy an old home to fix up and modernize . She has such a great sense of style, is an amazing photographer, and definitely seems to know her way around tools. Basically, I want to be her.
And for fun... a new blogger, Brittany is doing a fun giveaway over on her blog. Go over there to check out!
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